Local Event!! Mexico and New Mexico: How we historically present the agency of Indigenous Peoples

For all of our local New Mexico Readers:

Rethinking Columbus flyerWe are very excited to announce our first LAII k-12 Teacher workshop of the year– “Mexico & New Mexico: How we historically present the agency of Indigenous Peoples.”  The workshop will be held on Wednesday September 18th from 5:00-8:00 pm at the Latin American and Iberian Institute, UNM.

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Local Event!! Rethinking Columbus: The Colonization of the Americas

For all of our local New Mexico Readers:

We are very excited to announce our first LAII k-12 Teacher workshop of the year “Rethinking Columbus: The Colonization of the Americas.”  The workshop will be held on Wednesday October 3rd from 5:00-8:00 pm.  We are very fortunate to have two guest speakers–Dr. Glenabah Martínez, LLSS, UNM professor,  and Natalie Martínez, Principle, Laguna Middle School.  We will be looking at the history of colonization in the Americas, and the ongoing struggle on the part of Indigenous peoples of the region to maintain the integrity of cultural life, pre-Christian religious traditions and ceremonies, and political sovereignty.  We will be focusing on both a new curriculum developed through the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center and the Rethinking Schools Publication Rethinking Columbus: The Next 500 Years.  I’ve linked to a pdf of our flyer below.  Feel free to share this information with anyone else who may be interested.

The first 20 teachers to register will receive a free copy of Rethinking Columbus!! Dinner will be provided.

If you have any questions or to register, email Keira at kphilipp@unm.edu

Click Here for a pdf version of our flyer.

Rethinking Columbus, Professional Development, Education

World Wide Web: Resources for Teaching The Queen of Water

As you’ve probably read, we’re highlighting The Queen of Water for our September book group meeting.  We’ll be posting our own review next week, and our Educator’s Guide is already available, but I thought I’d also share some other online reviews and resources that may be helpful as you consider using The Queen of Water in your classroom.